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Papa CJ – Naked (Papa CJ/Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

Papa CJ

Papa CJ’s autobiographical show is built on humour and honesty. He lays his life bare, giving the audience an insight into his childhood in India, his love life, his family and his heartbreaks. Combining satire with seriousness, he makes intentionally abrupt shifts between comedy and tales of hardship. There were moments I was waiting for a punchline when it suddenly hit me that there wouldn’t be one. It appears that comedy has been a saviour for Papa CJ, a platform to help him find the positives in the struggles he’s faced. It’s an unusual style that works surprisingly well, and had the audience engrossed. He might make you cry, but he will definitely make you laugh.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]